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Writers Place

The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Objective

To assist the aspiring screenwriter in realizing his/her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. To eliminate industry chokepoints that stifle creativity and impede screenplay access to managers,agents & producers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  1. Full-length scripts - not more than 130 pages.
  2. Half-hour shorts or teleplays - not more than 45 pages.
  3. Submissions must be in Engish
  4. Submissions must use 12-point Courier font.
  5. Pages should be numbered.
  6. 3-hole punch & brads with front & back cover.
  7. No promotional material.
  8. No shooting scripts.
  9. Scipts must be copyrighted or registered with the WGA.
  10. Entry form, release form & appropriate fee must accompany each submission.
  11. May enter more than one script.
  12. $10 administrative charge for scripts submitted after contest period deadline.

Awards

Winning & placing scripts are submitted to managers, agents and/or producers; Final Draft Screenwriting Software or commensurate cash; and yearly magazine subscriptions of major industry periodicals.

The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

TWP Announces Latest Contest Winners

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the winners of its May through October 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 01/01/2015

Writers Place Announces Latest Finalists

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the finalists for their May 2014 through October 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 11/30/2014

The Writers Place (TWP) Announces November 2013 - April 2014 Contest Winners

American Bred by Justin Chambers has been named the winner of the latest Writers Place Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 07/02/2014

TWP Announces Nov. - April Screenplay Finalists

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the finalists for its November 2013 through April 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 06/03/2014

TWP Announces Latest Contest Winners

Thomas Jannetta's Maiden Flight has been named the winner of the The Writers Place (TWP) May 2013 through October 2013 Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 01/01/2014

The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Robert Heske

An interview with screenwriter Robert Heske regarding the Writers Place Writing Competition.


Robert Heske
Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: My short script is called "Her First Day Alone." It's an urban horror tale about the neurosis a first-time mother feels when her baby goes to the first day of Day Care.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I have entered The Writers Place a few times before and have made FINALIST three times. This was the first time I cracked the Mendoza line of The Top Three (e.g., PRIZES!!).

I particularly like The Writers Place for shorts because whatever wins here tends to win at the bigger contests as well. The judging is on the mark results are posted on time.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Yes. Always a pleasure with this professional organization.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: No feedback given - other than the re-assurance that the script was considered top notch against high-quality competition.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Not yet. But the notice just went out and it's the start of a New Year so I have high hopes of getting the script optioned and produced. I would love to have an excuse to attend a film festival next Fall.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: After several years of feeling as if I was writing in a vacuum and lacking structure, I enrolled in Emerson College's Graduate Screenwriting Certificate program.

Since graduating in 2004, I have optioned 10 features and shorts, and won or placed (finalist, semi-finalist, quarter-finalist) in countless contests.

My screenwriting company is called Heywell Film Scripts and my website is www.bobheske.com. I am currently repped by indie producer/manager Justin Olson at Rebel Entertainment. We are currently seeking an LA- or NY-based agent. Know of anyone?

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: Nope. I live in Massachusetts with my wife Angela and my newborn Carly Marie. With Global Warming, our winters are now as warm as the weather in LA. But we are flexible if we get the right offer! ;-)

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: If my computer doesn't die first, I hope to complete a re-write of a suspense/thriller feature for a producer/director team with several IMDB credits. We are sprucing up the lead character to get an A-list actor attached. After that, I am doing a horror rewrite for another indie producer. Come Spring, I plan to lighten things up a bit by writing a comedy. (With all these genre "mood swings," my wife sometimes wonders if I'm bi-polar.)

If you want to know more, my '007 screenwriting resolutions are posted on my blog at www.bobheske.wordpress.com. Visit and comment any time!

Posted Tuesday, January 2, 2007